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Cannot display custom field in Sub-task that uses the same screen schema & layout as a standard task

The same screen theme is used for the standard issue type and the sub-type type. There is a customer field called “Sprint” in the screen theme. The problem is that I cannot see the same fields that I can see in the standard issue type, in my Sub-type type task.

  1. The project is classic with 5 issue types. Sub task is a sub-task type 
  2. The Issue Type Scheme contains the same 5 issue types
  3. Sub-Tasks are currently ON
  4. The Screen Schemes has a Default issue for unmapped, a bug type and a sub-task type. I wasn’t sure if I needed the Sub Task Type. I added it to see if it resolved the problem but it didn’t assist.
  5. The project uses 2 screen configurations. The FSCP: Scrum Default Screen Scheme is used for both the standard issue type as well as the sub-task type.
  6. The Default Issue Screen Scheme & the layout includes a field for “Sprint”
  7. The field “Sprint” is included in the FSCP: Scrum Default Issue Screen
  8. The context for the Field “Sprint” is that it is available for issues of any type

What have I missed to display the custom field “Sprint” in the Sub-tasks?

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So we are using the Jira built-in field with Locked next to the name. I have searched and there is no other fields called "Sprint".

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Is this sprint field the built-in Jira Software sprint field, or is it a custom text or select you have added?

I believe it is a custom field. It displays in the Custom Field Screen as an Jira Software sprint field.

Sorry, I was totally unclear on this.  Jira Software comes with a Sprint field built into it.  This appears as a "custom field" but my question was if you have added your own Sprint field.  And I did not explain that there was a difference.

Could you take another look at the list of custom fields?  Do you have one or two or many fields called "sprint"?  The Jira Software built-in field will have "Locked" next to its name.  I need to check if it's that built-in one we're working with, or a standard custom field?

Ok, great.  Again, I'm really sorry I was so unclear.

The Sprint field in Jira Software does not apply to sub-tasks.

The logic is good - sub-tasks are a part of their parent issue, not independent entities, and hence they are only "in a sprint" by virtue of their parent being in it.  Technically here, the sprint field is of no use as it's irrelevant to sub-tasks and even if it were there, you couldn't change it.

But I personally find the lack of display very annoying.  I understand "part of the parent", but that doesn't mean I don't think of any sub-task (along wiht all its siblings) being part of the sprint.  You can usually spot a Jira I've been an admin on because there's a scripted custom field with a name like "Sprint (all issue types)", amongst others.

Thank you. That's disappointing - we use sub-tasks as the smaller task that could be achieved within a sprint. The Task is a large item that can occur across multiple sprints

Yeah, I'm afraid that's not what sub-tasks or sprints are for.

Thanks, Yes as rightly mentioned by @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ the sub-tasks are child issue for a Story or a Bug hence the sprint applied to the parent issue will flow down to the sub-task.

FYI - For this reason it is bit tricky or difficult if you are migrating sub-tasks from one Jira instance to another.

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